How mining belts are made
Besides the belt, the design of mining conveyors includes supporting and moving elements which make the system work. Rulmeca is specialized in the production of all these components which are suitable for all stages of mining industry, from the extraction of raw materials to the production of refined materials. First, Rulmeca bulk handling rollers support the belt and rotate under heavy loads easily. The sealing system is particularly important to ensure protection and resistance against abrasion and corrosion. Other essential components are drive and return pulleys. In particular, Rulmeca motorized pulleys are the ideal drive units for belt mining conveyors: unlike traditional ones, their totally enclosed design ensures more safety, efficiency and resistance. To further improve protection, efficiency and durability of mining conveyors, Rulmeca also offers some accessories, including cleaners, covers and impact bars. This is how mining belts are made basically. In practice, according to the specific application, it’s possible to have different combinations.